2017

Main writing goals:

  • complete two manuscripts that are half-way there at this point
  • get beat-readers to shred said manuscripts to pieces, then build them up and get started on querying
  • revise a shelved manuscript
  • keep in touch with my writer friends
  • promote my late fall YA, Mick & Michelle

Life goals:

  • write a bucket list
  • travel to Svalbard
  • spend more time at my parents’ cabin
  • go camping with the kids
  • pick blueberries in the fall
  • mountain bike even when it’s raining
  • appreciate my gray hairs

Readathon update

My final list of Diverse Retelling Readathon Categories & Titles:

 

Small Publisher: MARIAN by Ella Lyons. Completed 20/12-16.

Published 2016: THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN by Roshani Chokshi. Completed 26/12-16.

POC Protagonist: THE SUMMER OF CHASING MERMAIDS by Sarah Ockler. Completed 28/12-16

LGBTQIA Protagonist: BEAST by Brie Spangler. Completed 30/12-16

Non-Western Setting: THE ROSE AND THE DAGGER by Renee Ahdieh. Completed 25/12-16

Wild Card: The Ninety-Ninth Bride by Catherine F. King. Completed 29/12-16.

Diverse Retelling Readathon

This is what I’ll be doing later this month:

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The readathon is organized by Julia Ember, who has put up a great list of suggested reads. I’m looking forward to digging into a nice stack of diverse books 🙂

My current plan is to read the following titles:

Ella Lyons – MARIAN
Sara Ockler – THE SUMMER OF CHASING MERMAIDS
Brie Spangler – BEAST
Renee Ahdieh – THE ROSE AND THE DAGGER
Francesca Lia Block – LOVE IN THE TIME OF GLOBAL WARMING